Fox's Echeverria promoted to exec vp


Veteran 20th Century Fox International Latin American distribution--marketing executive Eduardo Echeverria has been promoted to executive vp of the company's regional theatrical operations. He has been senior vp of Fox Latin America since 2001 and will continue to be based in Mexico City.

Paul Hanneman, who made the announcement Wednesday along with Fox International co-president Tomas Jegeus, said the promotion recognized Echeverria's leadership in making Fox International the top distributor in the region, with boxoffice earnings last year exceeding $300 million.

Prior to moving up to the regional post, Echeverria served as Fox's managing director in Mexico for five years. He held the position of sales director of UIP Mexico for four years before joining Fox. In 2005, he was honored by Show East with the International Achievement in Distribution award.